Monday, January 4, 2010

The History of the Crock Pot

I thought I would start the new year off with a little history...The History of the Crock Pot...so here's what I found:

The "crock pot" name is actually the trademark of Rival, but crock pot has become the standard name that everyone uses.

The crock pot started out as a "Beanery", which was a small appliance that cooked beans. In 1970 Rival purchased the company that made the beanery and soon after Chefs found that the beanery actually cooked meats better than beans...And Rival reintroduced the 'beanery" as a crock pot.

Now the art of slow cooking goes back to man and fire. Cooking meat and vegetables in a fire pit for 24 hours or more is why I imagine this system never hit big for the average person. Thank goodness Rival came along. I can barely plan my dinner the morning of, I can't imagine having to plan my dinner 24 hours in advance...grin...

So there ya go...The History of the Crock Pot...Recipes will follow soon...

Happy Slow Cooking! Hugs...

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2 comments:

Bish Denham said...

Cool. I bet forms of slow cooking like dutch ovens have been around a long time.

Rena said...

Cool post, Brenda!